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Yogurt cheese in Toronto

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gladyskchan May 10, 2010 02:25 PM

Hi there

I have recently discovered the great flavour of Labna/ yogurt cheese in Australia and am wondering if there is equivalent producers in the Toronto region or whether I have to make my own yogurt cheese.

thanks so much

Gladys

  1. 1sweetpea May 10, 2010 02:29 PM

    Making your own is pretty easy, but if you want to buy some, I've seen it at Nasr, on Lawrence East. You might also have luck at Ararat, but call first and ask. The Lebanese stores I've visited in Windsor carry it, so any Lebanese or Arabic-owned stores in the GTA might be worth a call.

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      Paulustrious May 10, 2010 03:23 PM

      Just wanted to say the Nasr is now called Rami's. Apart from that sweet pea's info is spot on. You will also find it in some Greek stores - or at least stores I assumed were Greek.

      Do try making it. All you need is yoghurt, muslim / cheese cloth and seive; then be prepared to weight / wait for your cheese. You will then have the option of what fat content you want depending on what yoghurt you bnuy. Note that the final fat content will be in the range of 2-3 times that of the original yoghurt if it is pressed, and about 1.5 => 2 times if just strained for 12 hours.

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      Rami's
      1996 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON M1R, CA

    2. BamiaWruz May 12, 2010 07:36 AM

      Make your own! It's so much better and you can control the salt. I've always made it but the once or twice I've purchased I saw other things in the ingredients and it was a bit too salty so i thought I should just stick to making it since it pretty much is the easiest thing to make.

      Use a paper towel, line the collinder, mix some salt into your yogurt, whisking well and then throw it on the paper towel and put it in the fridge with a bowl underneath to collect liquid. You can leave it out I suppose too on the counter, I remember my mother doing this, she'd put the yogurt in a cheese cloth and hang it from the faucet overnight.

      Don't forget to keep all the whey collected, makes for a great facial!! (let paper towel soak liquid and put on your face for 15 mins) Guaranteed soft smooth skin!

      Loblaws or superstore at scarborough town centre carries it if you want to buy.

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        gladyskchan May 13, 2010 05:15 PM

        Thank you so much for all the advice. I think I would just stick to making it then, it sounds relatively easy!

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